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Tory Barnes
Athletic Director

I am married to Jacqueline Barnes and we have three daughters, JaToryia, Brookline, and Jaceline. Outside of teaching and coaching, I am the Associate Pastor at Roberts Missionary Baptist Church. I am a 2001 graduate of San Augustine High School. After High School I attended Stephen F. Austin and East Texas Baptist University. I played one year of basketball at Stephen F. Austin and three years of football at East Texas Baptist University. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in English. Shortly afterwards, I was employed by San Augustine ISD to teach and to be an assistant coach. In 2008 I became the Head Basketball Coach, and have won over 250 games in 13 years. Throughout my tenure as a head basketball coach, we have a state tournament appearance, two regional tournament appearances, four region quarterfinal appearances and four district championships. I have also been named district coach of the year four times, and was named the Don Coleman Outstanding 2A Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in 2017.  During my time as an assistant football coach,  we were in the playoffs ten years, won five district championships, regional finalist once, and state semifinalist three times. The previous six years, I served as the offensive coordinator where our team averaged over 40 points per game. In 2019 we were in the top five in the state in ppg from 1A-6A averaging over 55 ppg. I have served as head track coach since 2015. During that time, we have won two district championships, two Area Championships, and was crowned State Champions in the 4x200 relay in 2018. We have had several other relays and individuals qualify for the state track meet.  

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Jacqueline Barnes
Head Volleyball & Head Track Coach
I am the Head Volleyball and Head Track Coach. Track is my favorite sport. I coached for two years in Jasper. I coached for three years in Hemphill. Although I had talented and wonderful athletes at both these places, my heart was always at San Augustine. I have now been coaching for three years at San Augustine and I can now truly embrace my love and passion for sports because I'm home and HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. I grew up in an athletic atmosphere. Everyone in my family is very athletic and growing up I didn't see sports as an option but instead a way of life. During my career, I had coaches that really helped me. They taught me things that I would be able to carry on throughout my life. They made an impact on me and I strive to make an impact on those around me. I believe in giving back and paying forward, so I vowed that I will pass along all the knowledge and wisdom I gained to every athlete I came across. Coaching is an action, it teaches determination, dedication, perseverance, and self-motivation. I believe all athletes CAN if THEY WILL. I coach not only because I love sports, I coach because I love to see the athletes succeed. "A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are." Ara Parasheghian. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, workout, and shop online!!!!
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Joush Morris
Football, Powerlifting, & Track Coach
Football is my favorite sport. This is my sixth year at San Augustine. I have been coaching for a total of 17 years. I got into coaching because it's a passion, I enjoy seeing our young students succeed. I had some influential coaches in my life and wanted to inspire students as they did for me. During my free time, I like to spend time with my family, play paintball, and enjoy watching sports. 
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Michael Randle
Football, Basketball, & Track Coach
Track is my favorite sport. I have coached at San Augustine for 5 years now. I believe coaching gives you the best opportunity to be a major impact on the youth today. A great coach will have a lasting impression on the minds of young men and women that they come in contact with. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.  
Nathan Atherton
Football & Baseball
Baseball and Football are my two favorite sports. This is my 3rd year at San Augustine. I got into coaching because of the passion I have for the game and I wanted to share that passion with young athletes. I also had coaches that inspired me and pushed me to be excellent, so I strive to do the same with today's athletes. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, hunt, fish and watch/play sports.
Brooke Mathews
Tennis Coach

This is my 10th year to coach tennis and my first at San Augustine. My first 9 years were spent at Medina Valley HS in Castroville, TX. I played tennis in high school and have enjoyed getting to see the sport from the coach's side. I love being a part of the coaching staff and I'm looking forward to my children growing up around athletics. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.



Kendall Cotten
Kendall Cotten
Head Basketball Coach, Asst. Football, & Asst. Trach Coach
My name is Kendall Cotten and I hail from Milano, Texas. I have been in education for 15 years.  My certification is in physical education and 4-8 composite social studies. I am the Head Girls Basketball Coach, Asst. Football, and Asst. Track Coach. I chose the teaching and coaching profession to make a difference in the lives of young people.  I try to lead by example, care for all individuals, and always create and maintain a positive environment for kids.  I have had a very rewarding experience in this profession. In my career, I have coached football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, and track. I love all sports and support all activities so to say, I do not have a favorite.  This will be my 3rd year at San Augustine. I have also coached at Tenaha, Hubbard, Snook, and Dalhart. During my free time, I spend time with my family, ride horses, work mules to a wagon, and watch westerns on TV.
.Khrystane Patton
Ms. Patton is a 2006 graduate of Center High School,  an education graduate of SFA, and long time paraprofessional. Prior to accepting this position she taught 8th grade Math at Null Middle School in Sheldon ISD. Ms. Patton is driven to provide the best guidance in and out of the classroom as well as on and off the court for the students at SAISD. She is excited about her new journey as a Middle School Math teacher and Coach. While this is a new road, it is guided by faith and she feels blessed to be able to say that Ms. Patton is a SA Wolf! (AGAIN!)
..  Brett Purcell
Football & Baseball
I have been coaching for 13 years. I graduated in 2006 from Stephen F. Austin University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. I later added my Masters in Education Administration from Lamar University in 2014. This will be my first year at San Augustine ISD. I will be coaching Football and Baseball. Go Wolves!
Victor Turcios
Cross Country
My name is Victor Turcios-Rivera and I am proud to be a new member of the San Augustine ISD Wolfpack. I am excited to begin this school year as the High School Spanish Teacher and Cross Country coach. I come from San Diego, California where I enlisted into the United States Army shortly after high school. While serving my country I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Transportation and Logistics Management from the American Military University. Currently I am pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. My professional repertoire includes 15 years of military experience in Logistics, Operations, and Training. This will be my first year teaching and I am thrilled and blessed to start my new career as an educator in the reputable SAISD.  I look forward to working together with the Wolf Family and to be part of the growth and development of our children!!
....David Benbow
Football & Track
I am Coach Benbow, and this is my 2nd time to teach and coach in San Augustine.  This will be my 31st year in education and I will be the Defensive Coordinator in Football and the Head Boys Track Coach. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf. I am blessed to return to San Augustine and look forward to a great year. 
........Tim Bush
Football & Basketball
Coach Bush has achieved success at all levels of basketball, beginning in high school in New Orleans, Louisiana. He led Archbishop Shaw High School to a 5A state championship and was ranked in the top 150 prospects of the class of 2003. He played his freshman season at LSU, then transferred to Baylor where he earned Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors and was named to the 2005 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team during his sophomore season. He led Baylor to a 73-72 victory over Purdue with 23 points and 11 rebounds. He made 17 straight free throws over 5 games, and finished second in the Big 12 conference in free-throw shooting at 83.3%. He started every game during his sophomore and junior campaigns. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Baylor University, Bush began playing basketball internationally, in countries including but not limited to Germany, Australia, Portugal, and China.